Mendoza Named MWC Swimmer Of The Week
Nov. 11, 2008
LAS VEGAS - UNLV sophomore John Mendoza was named the Mountain West Conference Men's Swimmer of the Week, the league office announced on Tuesday. Mendoza is the first Rebel to earn weekly honors this season.
A native of Whittier, Calif., won all four of his individual events while leading the Rebels to wins over five of six opponents in the two-day UC Irvine Shootout. In the first day on Nov. 7, Mendoza claimed wins in the 500 free (4:31.46) and the 1650 free (15:41.72). On Nov. 8, Mendoza took first in the 500 free (4:31.26) and the 1000 free (9:20.53). He easily ranks first in the conference in all three events (500, 1000, 1650 free).
UNLV will return to action on Saturday, Nov. 15, when it hosts Utah at 2 pm in Buchanan Natatorium.